Optimization and Investigation of the Design Parameters for Boric Acid Production from Colemanite Using the Ultrasound-Assisted Extraction Process

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Bahdisen Gezer

Abstract

In this study, boric acid was extracted from colemanite minerals employing a new extraction method, ultrasound-assisted extraction (UAE), which has recently drawn the attention. Since the extraction process depends on the experimental conditions, such as solvent/solid ratio, pH, extraction time and temperature, the response surface methodology (RSM) was used to investigate and optimize the aforementioned experimental parameters in order to obtain maximum boric acid extraction yield. A central composite design (CCD), which is one of the RSMs, was employed and the respective parameters were investigated for their individual and mutualistic effects on the boric acid extraction yield, which was called as the response in this study. At the end, a second order quadratic model was obtained, and optimum conditions were attained as 25.90 mL (1 g colemanite)-1, 10.76, 4.6 h and 75.65°C, respectively. The boric acid extraction yield was obtained as 99.73% under the optimum conditions.

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GEZER, Bahdisen. Optimization and Investigation of the Design Parameters for Boric Acid Production from Colemanite Using the Ultrasound-Assisted Extraction Process. Journal of Multidisciplinary Developments, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 28-38, apr. 2017. ISSN 2564-6095. Available at: <http://jomude.com/index.php/jomude/article/view/46>. Date accessed: 25 nov. 2017.
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